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Copy Before Submitting Web Forms

Filling in Web forms (like the one used to submit this tip) can be a bit of a gamble - you put in your pearls of wisdom, perhaps only to lose them all if the Web page flakes out or the browser crashes. Instead of losing all your text, "save" it by pressing Command-A to select all and then Command-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Do this periodically as you type and before you click Submit, and you may "save" yourself from a lot of frustration. It takes just a second to do, and the first time you need to rely on it to paste back in lost text, you'll feel smart.

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The Upstart that Dares to Challenge Google

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John Paul Titlow, writing for Fast Company, takes a look inside DuckDuckGo, the fledgling search engine with a focus on privacy. New users are flocking to the site after the intelligence leaks that began last year. However, even with its fast growth, it receives only about 4 million searches per day, three orders of magnitude less than Google’s 5.9 billion.favicon follow link

 

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JohnB (SciFiOne)   2014-03-14 14:24
I started using it last year and really like it. I wish I could make it the default search engine in iOS Safari.
TQ White II  2014-03-18 15:51
I am agonized to say this, but Duck Duck Go is not up to snuff.

I am nearly insane about the violations of our privacy everywhere. A few months ago, I made the switch. I told all my browsers to default to Duck.

Within hours, I was searching for something technical (I'm a programmer) that was not obscure. I asked Duck and didn't get the answer. I tried five different search phrases. No love.

I went to google and got it on the first try. I killed my google cookies to make sure it wasn't relying on my history and tried again. I got the right answer in position one or two for all five of the Duck phrases that failed.

I did not give up right away. It took about three days and probably a dozen experiments like this one. It's tragic. I really, really want Duck Duck Go to work but, being able to know the answers is more important than avoiding google.